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How to Address Communication

To effectively address the communication abilities of students with ASD, there are Six Principles of Communication we must embrace. These principles will provide a foundation which will guide instruction and supports provided to each student on the spectrum:

Six Principles of Communication

Principle #1) Communication instruction is individualized to fit the short term and long term needs of the student.

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Principle #2) Communication is designed to help a student communicate for a wide range of purposes and with a wide range of partners.

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Principle #3) Each student has a communication system that allows him or her to communicate effectively and efficiently.

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Principle #4) Communication is addressed by an educational team using evidence based practices which are implemented across the entire educational day.

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Principle #5) Communication instruction targets generalization in the home and community.

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Principle #6) Each student has a long term communication plan that fosters growth year after year.

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